Magnetic support for flashlight
Flashlight holder and mounted flashlight
Mechanic's tool trays and support assembly
Suction mounted work light
Light emission apparatus
Portable safety lighting device and method for increasing visibility of a person or vehicle
Third hand for a flashlight
Rotatable light device and method Patent #: 6644829
ApplicationNo. 11295434 filed on 12/07/2005
US Classes:362/191, With or comprising mounting means362/253, COMBINED362/398, Magnetic362/430, With mounting means362/190, With support362/486, Portable248/688, Stand, foot or prop362/287, Angularly adjustable or repositionable362/396, Clamp or hook108/44, Vehicle supported362/397, Suction cup362/183, Rechargeable electrical source of with external connections362/473, Bicycle or motorcycle362/202, Cylindrical flashlight casing362/220Repositionable
ExaminersPrimary: Lee, Jong-Suk
Assistant: Crowe, David
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF21L 4/00
DescriptionBACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to an illuminating device, and more particularly to a light for a jack.
2. Description of the Related Art
An engineer usually operates a jack to lift a car for repair. The space under the car is low and dark requiring the engineer to lie on the ground to locate a position to place the jack. One can use a light to illuminate the working space. However, the engineer must use one hand to hold the jack and the other hand to maintain his position so there is no hand free to hold the light. Even if there is a light illuminating the space between the bottom of the car and ground, it is hard toilluminate the space at the location the engineer wants.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a light for use on a jack for illumination of the space under the car when a jack to lift the car.
The secondary objective of the present invention is to provide a light for a jack which illuminates the jack for movement under the car.
According to the objectives of the present invention, the light includes a housing having a chamber therein to receive a battery set, two pivot portions on each of two exterior sides thereof, a light portion at a top thereof, and two pivotdevices pivoted on the pivot portions of the housing respectively to be moved to change an interior angle relative to the housing, each of the two pivot portions being provided with a magnet to couple the pivot devices with the jack by a magnetic forceof the magnets.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a first preferred embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 3 is a lateral view of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 4 is a top view of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a second preferred embodiment of the present invention; and
FIG. 6 is sketch diagram of the second preferred embodiment of the present invention in operation.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
As shown in FIG. 1 to FIG. 4, a light for a jack of the first preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises:
A housing 10 includes a chamber 11 with a battery set 12 received therein, and two pivot portions 13 at opposite sides thereof, and a light portion 14 at a top thereof. The light portion 14 includes a reflection member 15, a lens set 16 and aplurality of lamps 17. In the present embodiment, the housing is a curved member having the chamber 11 therein and a cover 18 to close the chamber 11. The battery set 12 is received in the chamber 11 to supply power. The housing 10 is provided withthe light portion 14, which uses light emitting diodes (LED) as the light source, on the top of housing 10. Each of the pivot portions 13 on the opposite sides of the housing 10 COMPRISING two bulging pivot bases 19 respectively separated at a top andbottom end of the sides of the housing 10.
Two pivot devices 20 are pivoted on the pivot portions 13 of the housing 10 respectively for free rotation. Each of the pivot devices 20 is provided with a magnet 21 to couple the pivot devices 20 with the jack. In the present embodiment, thepivot devices 20 are two elongated blocks, each of which has an aperture 22 on a top and bottom respectively. The apertures 22 are engaged with the pivot bases 19 to pivot the pivot devices 20 on the housing 10.
With the above, the present invention can be fixed to the jack by the magnets 21 on the pivot devices 20. The housing 10 may be adjusted on the jack to illuminate the portions of the car held up by the jack. Because the housing 10 is pivotableon the pivot devices 20, the angle of the housing 10 can be adjusted relative to the housing 10 for various sizes of jacks. FIGS. 3A, 3B, 4A and 4B shows jacks of different sizes and the light of the present invention mounted thereon and adjusted to adesired angle according to the size of the jack. The light of the present invention does not interfere with the work of the jack. As a result, the illumination when facilitates the to engineer's work.
As shown in FIG. 5 and FIG. 6, a second preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a light, which is similar to the first preferred embodiment, except that the housing 10 is provided with a mirror 30. In this embodiment, the housing10 has a recess 101, and the mirror 30 has a ball 31 to be received in the recess 101 to pivot the mirror 30 on the housing 10. The mirror 30 can adjust the angle for the engineer to better see the working space via the mirror 30, so that the engineerhas no longer to squeeze his/her body into the narrow space under the car to verify the operating condition of the jack.
Field of SearchHaving ball and socket mechanism
Manually operable (e.g., remote manual actuation)
Plural light sources
With common housing
Including light emitting diode
Hand tool (e.g., knife, drill)
Repositionable as a unit
With plural light sources or diverse light modifiers
With closure light source control
Janus-faced mirror-and-light projector
WITH VIEWING MIRROR
With vanity case
Battery supported separable lamp assembly
Battery terminal sole support of lamp
Lamp bulb or lamp support axis adjustable or angularly fixed relative to axis of flashlight casing
Flexibly or extensibly mounted lamp bulb or lamp support
Separate lamp housing or lamp support pivoed to flashlight casing
Flat flashlight casing
Lamp terminal directly contacts a battery terminal
Cylindrical flashlight casing
MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS AND FITTINGS
SUPPORTED BY VEHICLE STRUCTURE (E.G., ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE)
Pivoted lamp or lamp support
WITH IMPLEMENT OR HAND HELD HOLDER THEREFOR
SELF POWERED LAMP
WITH WEARING APPAREL OR BODY SUPPORT
Adjustable or repositionable light source or light source support
Movable lamp bulb or lamp bulb support
Adjustable light support
Tiltable or rotatable as a unit
CURVILINEAR LIGHT SOURCE
With mounting means
Arm or bracket
Adjustable movement between arm and housing
Having plural lamp bulbs or lamp sockets
With or comprising mounting means
With mounting means
Resiliently attached, or clamped
Articulated or adjustable (9)
Plural pivots, i.e., more than one axis
Combined with diverse article
With mirror, picture frame, or holder therefor